Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC313
TitleAccession 313: Paintings by A. E. [Annie Emma] Allen
Extent2 items
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged as one series: Family Papers.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryAnnie Emma Allen (1853-1942) went out as a missionary to the CMS Uganda Mission in 1900. She served in an honorary capacity for 25 years at Gayaza, Mengo, Kabarole, Toro and Nabumali and spent much of her time teaching and helping in the hospital and dispensary. She was a talented artist and one of the legacies of her time in Uganda are her beautifully observed watercolours featuring scenes of everyday life which she painted whilst in Uganda, some of her artwork was used to illustrate articles in CMS periodicals. Putting her skills to practical use she introduced weaving and other handicrafts to local women and girls. Invalided back to England, she retired in January 1926, aged 70 years. She died 27 January 1942 in Cilrhiw, Narberth, Wales.
Custodial HistoryPresented by Mrs F. D. Coggan, April 1974.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library hold further records relating to Annie Allen's missionary service in the Church Mission Society archive including over 66 letters written to family and others 1899-1914 (GB 0150 CMS Z38). See also the CMS Unofficial Papers CMS/ACC321 and CMS/ACC915 F1.


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